Globe & Mail: I’ve heard that Pilates is bad for your back. Is that true?

PilatesThe question: Some people tell me Pilates is good for my posture, but others have told me all the crunches in pilates are actually bad for my posture and lower back. Which is correct?

The answer: At the risk of sounding like the stereotype of a politician (something my friends tease me about), both comments are correct. Pilates can strengthen the core and improve posture, but its effectiveness depends on the school of Pilates the instructor follows, and the instructor’s ability to design and communicate a balanced and appropriate workout. Read More

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